Eagles Finish Third at the Golden Ocala Collegiate
Monday, February 02, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - At the 2009 Golden Ocala Collegiate hosted by Florida, the FGCU men’s golf squad had four golfers finish in the top-20 and took third place the first tournament of the spring season.

The 36-hole event was played on the 6,882 yard Par 72 club layout.

The Eagles recorded a composite team score of 589, five strokes behind second place North Florida, during the tournament’s 36 holes.

Kyle Hammond (Windermere, Fla.) was the Eagles' top finisher in the two-day event when he turned in a three-under 141 to finish tied for third place.

Michael Hart (London, England) came in second on FGCU’s scorecard with a two-round total of 147 (+3) which tied him for 11th place individually.

Josh Leppo (Naples, Fla.) shot a 149 (+5), while competing as an individual. Gyles Robin finished with a two-round total of 152 (+8) and both Brandon Pena (Clewiston, Fla.) and Alex Medinis (Fort Myers, Fla.) rounded out FGCU’s scorecard by recording nine-over 153’s, placing them T-21st.

The Eagles will be back in action on Feb. 28 at the Lonnie D. Small Invitational in Buies Creek, N.C.


Team Results

1. Florida                     277-281=558 (-18)

2. North Florida           295-289=584 (+8)

3. Florida Gulf Coast    292-297=589 (+13)

4. Jacksonville Univ.     298-296=594 (+18)

5. South Florida           305-311=616 (+40)